Carnival Announces 2018 Executive Partner Advisory Board

Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw

Carnival Cruise Line has announced members of its 2018 Executive Partner Advisory Board, including the addition of two new consortia partners – Signature Travel Network and Ensemble Travel Group.

Now comprised of 16 travel executives, the board provides feedback and shares input on various trade initiatives with the line’s senior sales leadership team.

“We rely on the valuable feedback of these accomplished travel industry leaders and look forward to their ongoing and impactful advice throughout the year,” said Carnival’s senior vice president of sales & trade marketing Adolfo Perez. “This group represents a rich diversity of agency model types, which helps us implement strategies that more broadly benefit all agents selling Carnival.”

Members of the 2018 Executive Partner Advisory Board are: 

  • David Crooks, senior vice president, product & operations , World Travel Holdings
  • Matthew Eichhorst, president, Expedia CruiseShipCenters
  • Michelle Fee, CEO, Cruise Planners
  • Jackie Friedman, president, Nexion
  • Anthony Hamawy, president, Cruise.com
  • Emerson Kirksey Hankamer, president & CEO, Vacations To Go
  • Sarah Henshall, senior vice president, travel & branch operations, AAA Carolinas
  • Ashley Hunter, vice president of sales development , Avoya
  • Kathryn Mazza-Burney, executive vice president, sales, TRAVELSAVERS
  • Koreen McNutt, senior director global cruise, Expedia Group
  • Libbie Rice, co-president, Ensemble Travel Group
  • John Rowley, co-founder & CEO, International Cruise & Excursions Inc. (ICE)
  • Marcia Rowley, co-founder & COO, International Cruise & Excursions Inc. (ICE)
  • Alex Sharpe, president, Signature Travel Network/li>
  • Don Walker, co-owner, WMPH Vacations
  • Rick Zimmerman, president, KHM Travel
Kerry Sharpe

Kerry Sharpe Columnist

Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.




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